Chicago P.D.'s Marina Squerciati Previews 'Frightening' Kidnapping, Possible 'Burzek' Engagement

Chicago PD Season 2 Spoilers

The last time Chicago P.D.‘s Burgess almost died in the line of work, her boyfriend Ruzek dropped the L-word.

With the street cop — and her partner, Roman — getting kidnapped in this Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), might her detective beau soon pop the question?

That’s certainly one way the relationship could go, star Marina Squerciati tells TVLine. (The second road is far too upsetting to ponder.) But first, the officers will have to survive a dangerous, “heart-stoppingly frightening” situation in which their “lives are really on the line.”

Read on for Squerciati’s preview.

TVLINE | What kind of trouble do Burgess and Roman get themselves into in this episode?
It’s funny, I think Burgess’ dream and Roman’s dream to get up into Intelligence is the same. They both want the same thing. And then she turns it down when she has the opportunity [to move up]. Everybody can relate to that — you have this idea of what you want and then it’s given to you, and you’re like, “Wait, maybe I don’t want it.” But then how do you deal with that? [When] we start the episode, she realizes that maybe A) she made a mistake, and B) that she’s in a rut. That causes her to make some decisions that put her and Roman into a bit of trouble. What is really fascinating about this episode that Michael Brandt and Derek Haas wrote — when they told me about it, they said, “Watch Reservoir Dogs” — is that neither Roman or I, after we’re kidnapped, have the use of our guns or radios. We have to tap into other police training that we’re not used to to get out of this tricky situation.

TVLINE | How life-and-death do things get for Burgess and Roman? We see in the preview that Roman gets shot…
It is the most on the line that these characters have ever been. What our technical adviser Brian Luce told us is that you don’t ever get rid of your gun. You don’t ever let the perp take your gun, because there’s nothing a perp would love to do more than shoot a cop with his own gun. Just to hear that and hear the things that have happened when a police officer loses a gun, it’s heart-stoppingly frightening. So the moment we lose our guns to these criminals, we realize we’re in a whole different ballgame. Our lives are really on the line.

TVLINE | With everything looking so dire, how does Burgess handle it emotionally? Is she calm and collected? Frantic?
You go through a lot of emotions. We all think we’re a certain person until we’re tested. We all want to think we’re the person who runs into the fire to save the baby; until there’s a fire, you don’t know. We find out who Burgess really is in this episode, if she can handle it and if she’s good enough to get her and her partner out of this situation because Roman’s so devastatingly injured.

TVLINE | First, Burgess got shot, and now Roman’s been shot. Is this a partnership that can survive? It seems like bad luck follows them.
[Laughs] I know! There’s all these Twitter hashtags. This is one of my favorites: #AllianceForASafeBurgessFromNowOn. All these funny ones, like #IsBurgessEverGoingToBeSafe? I love the idea that there’s this cop who isn’t always so slick and can’t always do everything perfectly. She’s human. She’s a good cop, but she also makes mistakes. That’s very relatable — because I always make mistakes.

TVLINE | Where is Ruzek during all of this?
Hopefully, out there trying to find me and help me out! [Laughs] That’s what good boyfriends and backup would do, I hope.

TVLINE | Does he have any idea about what’s happened to Burgess?
He will get an inkling of what’s going on. Intelligence is definitely involved in this kidnapping, but first, they have to figure out I’ve been kidnapped.

Chicago PD Season 2 SpoilersTVLINE | When I talked to executive producer Matt Olmstead recently, he said the heat’s been off Burgess and Ruzek. But that’s bound to change. Are you getting any sense of what the next challenge or step might be for them as a couple?
Actually, last [Wednesday], the reason we couldn’t live-tweet with the fans is because we were filming our first fight scene, which is kind of amazing that we’ve gotten through this shooting and him flirting. We’ve had little tiffs, but nothing serious. Burgess and Ruzek have gotten through it all… really lovingly, which is so nice. [With the fight], we went through our first big thing, and it was great for me and Paddy [John Flueger] as actors to explore a different side of their relationship, as well.

TVLINE | They have had such a happy road so far that I was wondering if there are any hints that a proposal is coming.
I know, right?! I was like, either Matt Olmstead is going to make Ruzek propose or it’s going to go bust in the worst way ever. I feel like something dangerous is coming, and I’m kind of scared. You think having a gun in my face in a warehouse episode would have me scared — and it did — but also I’m nervous about what Olmstead has in store for “Burzek.”

TVLINE | Going back to the Intelligence position, could Burgess still get it? Was it a one-time-only offer?
I don’t know if it’s a one-time thing. I’m as curious as you. Is that it? Is it over? Do I never get Intelligence now? It seems like it’s pretty crowded up there. Burgess is realizing in this coming episode that she made a mistake, so can she go back to Voight, and he’s like, “No backsies?” [Laughs] I have no idea.

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16 Comments
  1. Please, only good things for my @NBCChicagoPD favorite couple #Burzek Thank You TVLine for this preview!

  2. Bwhit says:

    Great interview! I think Burgess is one of the better characters on the show. She and Roman have the worst luck this season but do have a great partnership. I hope they leave Ruzek and Burgess alone! Just because it’s a drama doesn’t mean they need to do a cliche breakup; save that for Halstaed and Lindsay because it’s pretty clear they will have a break up at some point.

  3. kn1231 says:

    Please let Ruzek propose! Every show needs a nice wedding!

  4. bj says:

    Now that Roman’s been shot, will he be given an opportunity to move up to Intelligence? I think that would be a fantastic twist if he says yes and Burgess is left on the beat.

  5. lorna says:

    I like Chicago Fire, but with my fave, Shay, gone, I love P.D. even more. Was not a Burgess fan in the beginning, but she grew on me, and I really like Roman. He looks dead in this photo, hoping I am wrong. Great show!!

  6. SD says:

    I love Ruzek and Burgess together. Hopefully, they don’t break them up for drama purposes. It’s always good to have one steady couple on a show.

  7. sarah j says:

    I think Burgess missed her opportunity to join Intelligence. Now that Lindsay has returned there does not appear to be any openings.
    I wonder if Matt will keep Bruzek together or will break them up.

  8. Leanne says:

    I think that there will be a big fight as mentioned but I think this relationship is very strong and I think that Ruzek will realize that he lost his fiancee and he doesn’t want that to happen again.. I think will get tough for the couple but will turn out in the end!

  9. Anthony Macrina says:

    Last night’s show was one of the most contrived, illogical pieces of writing ever. Her partner gets kidnapped at the door and she doesn’t take a minute to go for back-up? Once inside it’s Sociology 101. Great comedy.

  10. Zoe says:

    Burgess and Ruzek have no substance to their relationship besides the worry and the rescue and the crying that’s supposed to make you think mean good characteristics to a relationship, to me there is NOTHING between them, (and I love both so you’d think I’d love them together) I much prefer roman and burgess and I didn’t even like him that much at first. A lot more chemistry. Engaging Ruzek and Burgess would be so dumb, in my opinion

  11. Lauren says:

    Chicago Fire was my favorite show and then I got hooked on Chicago PD this season. These two showes make my week! I can’t believe I am saying this, but I think I look more forward to Chicago PD only because Ruzek and Burgess are an amazing couple. Burgess has been through some pretty traumatic stuff this season and who is always by her side…Ruzek!! I will be very disappointed if one fight breaks them up! I would like to see Ruzek propose to see Burgess. I feel their realitionship is very strong and with stand anything! Plus I thought Matt and Gabby could handle anything, but we were “let down” with that. Please don’t let us down and have another amazing couple break up … Just sayin.

  12. Magg's says:

    Burzek are great together! Don’t break them up but if they do break up, bring them back to each other. Even if Burgess leaves 21, let her find out she is pregnant and Rudez grows up and finally figures out that she is indeed ‘the one’.

  13. Maggie says:

    Must admit I have really enjoyed all the crossovers on my favourite TV shows. Feels like you are getting more out of each show Chigago PD/Chigago Fire/Law and Order SVU. Great concept guys!